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18 October 2006 @ 09:47 am
I have just bought plane tickets to Austin, so it appears I am indeed going to WFC. Gotta arrange a hotel room and, y'know, buy the con membership, but the get-Catie-to-Texas aspect has been taken care of. Ted, most unhappily, couldn't get the week off, so I'll be going stag.

Never been to Texas. Don't know if I'll like it.

But now, the important question for the ages: is is possible to get Henry Weinhardt's root beer in Austin? This is of Critical Importance, I tell you!

Also of critical importance is finishing TQB and revising CD by Halloween. That, dare I say, is *more* critical than whether I can get a root beer fix while in Austin, and so I had better get my arse into the office and get to work.
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dqg_nealdqg_neal on October 18th, 2006 11:56 am (UTC)
Austin is a great city to go to. I visited there when I spent two weeks in Texas (technically visiting my in-laws for those two weeks). Although it is a bad choice to know what Texas is like, because Austin isn't like any other area in Texas.

I don't know whether the Henry Weinhard's root beer is available though.
madmiss on October 18th, 2006 12:16 pm (UTC)
You can buy my membership off me, if that's possible?...
I've been meaning to sell it on cause i can't go (Can't seem to make it anywhere this year :( )
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kitmizkit on October 18th, 2006 01:50 pm (UTC)
Me too, me too! Should we actually arrange a time to meet up, or shall we leave it to the chances of meeting up in the bar to drink heavily socialize?
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kitmizkit on October 18th, 2006 02:13 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a plan. I owe matociquala a drink, so maybe we should all get together to booze it up discuss the state of the industry. :)
Randomnessr_ness on October 18th, 2006 01:39 pm (UTC)
We'll be in Austin that weekend for a wedding. Actually, we'll be getting there earlier to help out and stuff.

It'd be cool to see you--though I understand that you'll be busy--particularly since we didn't manage to meet up in Ireland last time.
kitmizkit on October 18th, 2006 01:46 pm (UTC)
I haven't yet made one single plan, so aside from the banquet dinner Saturday night, I see no reason why I should not meet up with you! That would rock! :) Email me, and I promise I shall *answer*!
Randomnessr_ness on October 23rd, 2006 05:58 pm (UTC)

Where's a good place to email you? (You can let me know at username at livejournal dot com; that would be where I would assume I should email you, but I'm not sure.)

I'll send you my phone info and such.
Randomnessr_ness on October 28th, 2006 10:03 pm (UTC)
Hi, sorry to nudge...
...but we're on the road and I figured I'd reply to your LJ while I had some free wireless. If you can let me know if you have a mobile I can send SMS to and if so what the number is we can more easily touch base about Thursday. (If you didn't get the email with my cell number, please let me know and I'll try again.)

Like I said, sorry to nudge but my net is spotty while on the road, so I figured I'd grab the chance while I had it...
ALRUFFalruff on October 18th, 2006 01:55 pm (UTC)
I live in Houston, and I've never seen aforementioned root beer. On a side note, what is it you do that you go to all of these cons?

Alex Out.
kit: writingmizkit on October 18th, 2006 02:10 pm (UTC)
I am a Famous Writer! It says so on my business cards!

I'm a novelist. :) I write urban fantasy under C.E. Murphy (details at my website, http://cemurphy.net) and action-adventure romance under the byline Cate Dermody.
ALRUFFalruff on October 18th, 2006 03:56 pm (UTC)
Fantastic! I'm trying to sell my first SF novel right now! Have you an agent? Any tips? I can e-mail you my number if it would be easier to just chat!

Any help you can render would be awesome!

Alex Out.
kitmizkit on October 18th, 2006 10:08 pm (UTC)
I do have an agent, and I honestly have no useful tips except persistence. Write good books and be persistent in trying to sell them. That's really what it takes.
ALRUFFalruff on October 18th, 2006 03:57 pm (UTC)
Also, what is WFC? How much is it? I have some friends in Austin, so it might be good to show my face.

Alex Out.
kitmizkit on October 18th, 2006 04:37 pm (UTC)
World Fantasy Con: http://worldfantasy.org/

It's not all that expensive in and of itself, $130 or something, plus hotel and stuff. Come to it! I'll introduce you to some people. :)
(Anonymous) on October 18th, 2006 05:40 pm (UTC)
Hmmm... I'm poor, so if I make this trip, we would have to hang.

Alex Over?
ALRUFFalruff on October 18th, 2006 05:40 pm (UTC)
Not that it wasn't obvious, but that was me.
(Anonymous) on October 18th, 2006 01:55 pm (UTC)

Squeee!!! (much jumping up and down and acting silly)

Michael Currymcurry on October 18th, 2006 02:26 pm (UTC)
Hurray! I'm glad it's official now. It'll be good to meet you!
Kate Kirbykirbyk on October 18th, 2006 03:10 pm (UTC)
Henry's is a Pacific Northwest brewery - I think it's located near Portland. I don't think it's very well distributed outside of our region, alas. They make the best Orange Cream Soda ever. Mmm.

Next year, you'll just have to come to a Portland or Seattle con. :-)
kitmizkit on October 18th, 2006 04:31 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I really do have to. I need to get back out there. *fnrt*!
Eveshkaeveshka on October 18th, 2006 04:21 pm (UTC)
Any chance that you're going through Atlanta?
kitmizkit on October 18th, 2006 04:30 pm (UTC)
...actually, yes, on the way back I've got a ... an almost 3-hour layover. Not enough time to get out and go anywhere, but if you wanted to meet up at the airport...?
Eveshkaeveshka on October 19th, 2006 03:29 am (UTC)
That would be fun! Shoot me info at my username here @gmail.com and we'll get to planning! :D
ever so plucky: Nooooooooooo!aelfsciene on October 18th, 2006 06:10 pm (UTC)
I cannot recall a time past my childhood (we used to visit my grandparents in TX for Xmas) when I have actively wanted to go to Texas, but now I do. o.O I hope you have a marvelous time, wish I could join you!